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West Side home damaged by firebomb

YOUNGSTOWN — A home in the 400 block of North Bon Air Avenue on the West Side caught fire at a little after midnight Wednesday, apparently because of a fire bomb thrown through a front window. The fire is being investigated as a possible arson. No one was injured. Police spoke to a ...

Niles man gets probation on vehicular assault conviction

YOUNGSTOWN — A 32-year-old Niles man was given five years of probation Wednesday for his part in a 2019 traffic accident outside an Austintown bar that injured another man. Joseph Ryan, of Cedar Avenue, Niles, appeared before Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney for sentencing ...

YNDC buys Foster theater, will shut it down

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. purchased the Foster Art Theatre primarily to close the pornographic movie venue. “Our purpose was to remove the XXX theater along the Glenwood (Avenue) corridor,” said Tiffany Sokol, YNDC’s housing director. “We wanted it ...

Testimony concludes over land acquisition by Mill Creek MetroParks

YOUNGSTOWN — An attorney representing Mill Creek MetroParks questioned Thomas Hough, owner of a mile-long former railroad bed near his home that the MetroParks plans use for its bike trail, about the bed’s slag and topsoil. The MetroParks has been trying to purchase a right of way on ...

State on pace to post fewest monthly cases

Halfway through, June is on pace to be the full month with the fewest reported COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, Ohio had 5,587 total cases reported for the first 15 days of June, a daily average of about 372.5. At that rate, the state will have 11,174 COVID-19 ...

Canfield renovations half finished

CANFIELD — A construction project within the Canfield Police Department building is nearing the halfway point. Demolition began earlier in the spring for the expansion and renovation of the dispatch center, Canfield police Chief Chuck Colucci said. The project is anticipated to be ...